London delivery drivers seek accreditation through new course

Freight drivers based in London are flocking to the new Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), reports audit administrator the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Since it won the tender to deliver the audits in April, the FTA has seen increasing numbers of freight operators, transport companies and other professionals who require van insurance seek its services.

Overall, around 20 firms are now looking to become FORS-accredited, something which Karen Packham, the FTA's head of consultancy, believes "helps companies win contracts".

She added: "The audit allows companies to drill down and benchmark their performance in terms of their drivers, their vehicles, the way they manage road risks and, of course, their operational compliance."

The news follows moves elsewhere in the UK commercial vehicles sector from Volkswagen, which announced increases to its commercial sales team after reports of strong growth figures from sales of its Transporter and Crafter models.


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